Safety and Education

Safety and Education

Advocacy

No joy for some pilots flying into JYO

The FAA has alerted AOPA to a spike in airspace penetration and violations of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area, particularly stemming from operations at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) in Leesburg, Va.

Apr 24, 2014

Rotorcraft Rookie

Rotorcraft Rookie: New landing sites

Public-use heliports aren't very plentiful, but those that are offer unique capabilities and a fun challenge.

Apr 23, 2014 | comments

Article

Safety experts focus on control

The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.

Apr 23, 2014
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Accident

Article

Safety experts focus on control

The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.

Apr 23, 2014

Article

Safety

According to the most recent Joseph T. Nall Report, in 2010 there were 43 accidents involving weather, and 28 of them were fatal. In fact, weather accidents are the most consistently fatal types of accidents.

Apr 23, 2014

Article

Safety

Studying aircraft accidents lets us learn from others’ mistakes.

Feb 15, 2014
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Emergency

Pilot Magazine

Letters: A Tipping Point for 406 MHz

Dave Hirschman’s update on the installation of ELTs struck home for many readers at an interesting time in aviation history.

Apr 04, 2014

Article

‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'A calculated risk'

If the decision to take off was made knowing that no return to the departure airport was possible, what’s the backup plan?

Mar 25, 2014
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Stall/Spin

Article

Safety experts focus on control

The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.

Apr 23, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Stall the Pig

Since the crash of Air France Flight 447 in 2009, the flight training departments for all categories of jet operators have taken an introspective look at how to handle high-altitude stalls.

Feb 18, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Letters: The Whales of Baja

The Whales of Baja” article was great.

Feb 12, 2014
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VFR into IMC

Article

‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments

Article

Commitment to Safety

Resolve to be more active in safety education—and encourage your fellow flying club members to do the same.

Jan 16, 2014

Article

Aviation weather, helicopter ops on NTSB 'Most Wanted' list

“General Aviation: Identify and Communicate Hazardous Weather” and “Address Unique Characteristics of Helicopter Operations” are two of 10 issues on the NTSB's 2014 "Most Wanted" list.

Jan 16, 2014 | comments
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